What I learned: question assumptions and listen to the client

Miscia Sullivan, a project associate with Connecting Communities, attended a training session on the legal rights of migrant sex workers and writes about what she learned.

Posted:
December 11, 2017
Article source:
PLE Learning Exchange Ontario

Warning - Fraudulent calls purporting to be from Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

There are reports of a scam involving the IRB. The IRB will never ask its clients for money and will always verify your identity by asking specific questions pertaining to your file.

Posted:
December 11, 2017
Article source:
Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB)

A guide to visitor visas in Canada: Reasonable Doubt

Having loved ones visit you in Canada is trickier than you think, says the author of this Reasonable Doubt column.

Posted:
December 04, 2017
Article source:
NOW

On the Radar: Higher age limit will help more children join their families in Canada

The age limit for children to join their parents in Canada has been raised. On the Radar talks about these changes and an important deadline of January 31, 2018, for some parents.

Posted:
December 04, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Liberals to scrap policy that rejects sick, disabled immigrants

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says the current provision doesn't align with Canadian values of inclusion.

Posted:
November 23, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

December 6: Navigating the New Citizenship Act- What you need to know

When: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern time

Where: Online

This webinar is part of the "Improving access to Justice" series, meant to help frontline workers support refugees and vulnerable migrants in accessing legal information.

Posted:
November 22, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Council for Refugees

Disabled groups fight 'demeaning' immigration law

A national advocacy group is pushing for the government to repeal immigration criteria that it calls discriminatory toward people with disabilities.

Posted:
November 20, 2017
Article source:
iPolitics.ca

New and Revised CLEO Publications - November 16, 2017

CLEO announces new or updated resources. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge. For a complete list of our publications, please visit www.cleo.on.ca.

Posted:
November 16, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Immigration and Citizenship Law Updates

The HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario has put together an update on some changes to immigration law. 

Posted:
November 15, 2017
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

Similarities in Nigerian asylum claims based on sexual orientation have Legal Aid Ontario asking questions

Same-sex relationships were outlawed in Nigeria in 2014. Arbitrary arrests, extortion, and mob violence against homosexuals have become more common since then.

Posted:
November 09, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)